Email Protection with F-Prot

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by JerryM, Mar 23, 2007.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

    Aug 31, 2003
    From the FPAV site, ["F-PROT Antivirus provides automatic real-time file system protection by monitoring all files including archives, code downloads and e-mail attachments that are accessed on your computer. We highly recommend keeping your automatic file system protection enabled to provide optimal virus protection on your computer."]

    So I see there is protection from malicious email attachments, but what about the email without attachments. I once had an attack from an email without any attachment. The AV caught it, but I have the impression that a virus can be within the basic message. Is that incorrect?

    If correct, then how does FPAV protect? Maybe when the virus attempts to execute?

  2. walking paradox

    walking paradox Registered Member

    Feb 9, 2007
    I'm not sure about F-Prot, but AFAIK malware can be embedded in the HTML of the message itself.
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